Sunday 10th February 2008
Full Programme Details
See call for donations of materials to the Library of Performing Rights.
The National Review of Live Art 2008 has invited the Live Art Development Agency to collaborate in creating Performing Rights Glasgow, a day of performances, presentations, discussions, screenings, and interventions around ideas of performance and human rights. In these times of increasing conflicts, injustices, and inequities, Performing Rights Glasgow sets out to reflect the kinds of creative strategies artists are using to effect social, cultural and political change; to illustrate new models of relationships between art and activism; and to consider the role and responsibilities of artists, curators, and performance itself, in the understanding, enactment and sustenance of human rights.
In collaboration with Lois Weaver Performing Rights Glasgow will host The Library of Performing Rights (www.performingrightslibrary.org), an ever expanding physical resource and website containing materials submitted by artists, activists and academics from around the world; The Long Table, a space where participants and audiences can gather for informal conversations on serious topics; and The Performance Panel.
Occupying a space between practice and discourse, The Performance Panel is led by the artist Lois Weaver and writer Adrian Heathfield and brings together the artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña (Mexico/USA), Jenny Sealey (UK), Adalet R Garmiany (Kurdistan-Iraq/UK), Margareta Kern (Croatia/Bosnia/UK), John Jordan (UK), Ange Taggart (UK), and Arvand DashtAray and Sara Reyhani of Virgule Performing Arts Company (Iran) for presentations, creative interventions, and discussions around questions of performance and human rights.
Alongside the Panel there will be performances, interventions, lectures by Adrien Sina, The Vacuum Cleaner, James Thompson of In Place of War, and James Marriott of PLATFORM; and a screening programme of work by The Yes Men, Mad for Real, Cabula 6, Grace Ndiritu and many others.
Performances and interventions include Monica Ross' rightsrepeated;
Leibniz's The Book of Blood; Stacy Makishi's You Are Here...But Where Am I; Yara El-Sherbini's A Pub Quiz; Rabih Mroué's Make Me Stop Smoking; a performance installation by Richard Dedominici for the greenhouse, and Ori Gersht's film installation The Forest.
Performing Rights Glasgow is curated by the Live Art Development Agency, and builds on Performance Studies international (PSi)#12: Performing Rights (London, June 2006), and Performing Rights Vienna for Tanzquartier (March 2007). Performing Rights has developed from a partnership between the Agency, Queen Mary/University of London, East End Collaborations and PSi, and continues as a collaboration between the Agency and Lois Weaver of Queen Mary.
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